For two families, it was supposed to be a relaxing camping trip in the California mountains. They thought it would be fun to get away from everything for a while. But they're not alone. The woods are also home to two terrifying residents who don't take kindly to strangers - an old hag with unholy powers and her hulking son, a half-wild brute with uncontrollable, violent urges. The campers still need to get away - but now their lives depend on it!
©1987 Richard Laymon (P)2012 Audio Realms
Excellent adventure story! This was my first Laymon book that I read in paperback, years ago, and I was looking forward very much to the audio version. Many of my friends read my paperback and whether they liked horror or not, ALL of them enjoyed this story.
Randy is a very good narrator but due to his deep voice not a perfect fit for this specific book.
"Dark Mountain" is a serviceable thriller. It's entertaining, if there's nothing better on the shelf. This book would have been made considerably better with some editing. Much of the interplay between characters doesn't serve to advance the story.
The narrator isn't well suited for this particular work, although he gives it his best.
The author's attention to minutia (particularly sexual minutia) can be distracting, and might work better in a different kind of book. The effort is there, but the final product is lacking.
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